News & Events

  • The Theater Department announces OPEN AUDITIONS

    for the winning plays of our recent play contests!

    AUDITION DATES: Monday and Tuesday, June 26 & 27 from 7 - 9 PM

    If It Isn’t You by Tess McGuinness ’18
    Full-production, directed by Jamie Horton

    Everthing Falls Apart by Jordyn Fitch ’20
    Staged Reading, directed by Deby Xiadani ’15

    Craters, or The Making of The Making of The...

  • VOXFEST 2017

    Join us for our fifth consecutive year of VOXFEST! VoxFest is a festival for the development of innovative new projects initiated by Dartmouth alumni. Vox Theater will be in residence at Dartmouth July 1-8 collaborating on four new works-in-progress involving Dartmouth students, alumni and faculty.

    All the events below are *FREE* and open to the public.

    July 5 @ 7 pm at the BEMA: Vox...

  • The Theater Department proudly welcomes Dr. Monica White Ndounou to its faculty! 

    Professor Ndounou will be joining us from Tufts University, where she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama and Dance and a faculty affiliate of American Studies, International Literary and Visual Studies, and Africana Studies. Her book, Shaping the Future of African American...

  • On Monday, May 15th, 2017 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, the New York Theatre Workshop honored its 25-year partnership with Dartmouth's Department of Theater at its annual spring gala. The ceremony was co-hosted by Rachel Dratch ’88 and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Numerous faculty, alumni and current Department of Theater students were in attendance. Current students and alumni performed in the celebration and contributed to this spectacular evening along with stars of the Broadway...

  • THEA 65- New Plays in Development- Summer 2017

    Interview Sign-Up Information

    Please note that the sign-up sheet for interviews will be posted on the Academic Bulletin Board, Shakespeare Alley of the HOP, on TUESDAY, MAY 23rd at 9AM. Interviews will take place on WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th from 10AM-1:30PM (in ten-minute time slots) in Professor Horton's office in Shakespeare...


    by Monica Byrne

    A fully-produced student production, directed by Virginia Ogden '18

    Ashley Dotson ’18, Scenic Designer
    Armando Ortiz '19, Costume Designer
    Robert Cueva ‘17, Lighting Designer
    Spencer Jorgensen ’17, Stage Manager

    In a Manhattan Catholic reformatory in 1914, four teenage girls—Anne, Theresa, Lucy, and Joan—learn about themselves and the world they live in a hilarious,...

  • Join us on the stage of the Moore Theater for an honors thesis production:

    Away This Night

    Conceived by Julie Solomon '17

    Julie Solomon '17, Co-director and Scenic Designer
    Deena Selenow, Co-director
    Victoria Rowe '17, Lighting Designer
    Celeste Jennings '18, Costume Designer
    Will Maresco '19, Sound Designer
    Danielle Piacentile '17, Stage Manager

    Away This Night interweaves the stories of...

  • The Department’s YOUR SPACE program presents:

    FEMINIST SHAKESPEARE (or, Unsex Me Here)

    An original piece, arranged and directed by Kelly Gaudet '17

    Stage Management by Jordyn Fitch ’20

    Feminist Shakespare is an exploration and reworking of women's monologues from a vast array of Shakespeare's works. Through weaving together excerpts of women's voices from many different works, the show...

  • The Department is proud to announce the winners of our recent one-act student written play contests:


    Tess McGuinness '18 for "If It Isn't You"


    Jordyn Fitch '20 for "Everything Falls Apart"

    Elise Wien '17 for "Craters, or The Making of...

  • The Department's YOUR SPACE program presents a reading of Charli Fool Bear-Vetter's award-winning play:


    Crickets Ate the Moon tells the story of Celena Bear Spirit, a 21 year old Native American woman, fighting against suppressed trauma and depression. Defiantly optimistic, Lena strives to keep herself and her family afloat despite the consuming nature of her illness. Crickets Ate the Moon speaks to erasing stigma against mental illness...